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Prolepsis in Afrikaans

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dc.contributor.author Hendricks FS en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T11:02:38Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T11:02:38Z
dc.date.created 1986 en
dc.date.submitted 1989 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/101714
dc.description.abstract In the following study the phenomenon of prolepsis is subjected to the CONTEXTUAL APPROACH - an approach that is in essence an investigation of the language-in-use and, amongst others, stresses language forms as relation-intertwined expressions (on the one hand) and the important role that communication considerations and context (either verbal or text context, or pragmatic or situational context) have to play in understanding or explaining language structure (otherwise). In CHAPTER 1, in addition to the indication of the field of study and chosen literary framework, the state of studies on prolepsis in Afrikaans and the data base that the study is based on, are explained. The data base is subcategorised into SPONTANEOUS DISCOURSES (interviews, sport commentaries) and NON - SPONTANEOUS DISCOURSES (public speaking, the Bible, journalistic texts, literary texts and scientific explanations). In CHAPTER 2 the focus is placed on the theoretical foundation of the contextual approach to the study of language and the different approaches to the study of prolepsis followed during the past twenty years in Europe and America. In CHAPTER 3 the GRAMMAR of prolepsis is looked at. The emphasis falls on the discussion of three main categories of proleptic constructions with specific reference to the differentiation/ systematics concerning proleptic elements, proleptic anaphors, construction types (sentence types) and word order. In CHAPTER 4 the typical TEXT FUNCTIONS of (especially) the proleptic topic constructions are placed under the spotlight. In CHAPTER 5 the manifestation of prolepsis in the different types of texts is investigated. en
dc.language Afrikaans en
dc.subject Afrikaans language en
dc.subject Grammar en
dc.title Prolepsis in Afrikaans en
dc.title.alternative Prolepsis in Afrikaans en
dc.type Doctoral degree en
dc.description.degree D Litt en


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